I am writing this on the last day of our holiday - and we have already said that we will be back!
The hotel is literally in two sections, both directly on the beach either side of a couple of other hotels including the Villa Maroc hotel. The main hotel has a small infinity pool, plunge pool rooms, reception, restaurants and spa - note no under 12's allowed in this section of the hotel. We stayed at the Frangipani residences where 5 rooms front directly onto a reasonably large pool which starts at the edge of our deck outside of the rooms, and also fronts directly onto the clean, golden sandy beach. (We can be driven by tut-tut up to the main wing, but frankly prefer to grab a cycle instead - and we've used the bicycles to ride round to the local village etc.)
It is a very quiet beach with a few people occasionally strolling past. If you want nightlife, bars, crowds of people, then don't come here go to Hua Hin, but if you want peace, relaxation, being looked after by staff who really do care and try to over deliver on expectations, then the Aleenta fits the bill perfectly. Then put that together with the very high quality food, cooked and presented in clever and imaginative ways, and frankly, you have a winner. There are extremely few western style cafes/restaurants/shops near the hotel so it is very straightforward Thailand but if you desire it, Hua Hin is only about 25 mins by car but a world away in lifestyle.
It is the attention to detail which makes this place work, and the enthusiasm and emotional investment from the management and staff - they want you to have a fantastic time and will work to make sure that they achieve this. They are into sensible sustainability for example with reuse of local wood products (they have an in house carpenter) and their own vegetable gardens which they share freely with the employees and local community.
The popular local sport available appears to be kite surfing and it is fun to watch them appearing to effortlessly skim across the waves. It really is quiet and peaceful but we have loved it as we no longer need to bring or entertain teenage children on holiday :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa in Pranburi is the original award winning boutique luxury resort upon which Aleenta started. This special boutique luxury resort and spa features 25 unique residences, most with private pool. Each suite is located within mere footsteps of the beach and offer commanding views over the stunning sea views over the Gulf of Thailand. Situated on the pristine and golden sand stretch of Pak Nampran Bay, Aleenta Hua Hin Resort is a comfortable 2.5 hour drive south of Bangkok. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aleenta Resort Pranburi Hotel Hua Hin
- Aleenta Resort Hua Hin
- Aleenta Hotel Hua Hin